Bats give their all

Rubbing shoulders with the best: Sally Woods, Amelia Gall, Eddie Betts, Sarah Osborne and Olivia Osborne. Photos: Meredith Tolliday


The Bats headed over to Whorouly after a couple of weeks off.

The Bats knew the game was going to be tough against the Whorouly girls.

Whorouly took the lead in the first quarter having the bats trail up until three-quarter time.

The Whorouly girls had a strong defence, and the bats struggled to score early.

Once the bats got into a nice routine, they were able to get themselves in the game after being down seven goals at half-time.

Olivia Osborne filled in for the Bats and played exceptionally well in defence, with Ally Ellis combining well to create turnovers.

During the second half of the game, the Bats’ shooters, Ella Sheehan and Kylie Relf made the most of the turnovers and got the backs back in front.

The girls had a three-point win over Whorouly.

Score: Goorambat 42 to Whorouly 39.

Awards: Best-on Kylie Relf, Josh Menzies Earthworks Cash Award; 2nd: Sarah Osborne, Goorambat Railway Hotel; 3rd: Olivia Osborne, Blooms on Bridge; and 4th: Alex Davies, Rambling Rose Cafe, Benalla.

At full stretch: Goorambat’s Maddie Thomas.


Goorambat hit the court, taking a long time to wind up on the weekend against Whorouly.

It was a tough battle against Whorouly, but the girls fought hard and kept the match in their control.

Georgia Thomson was an easy standout taking many intercepts and good defensive pressure in Wing Defence.

Kelsey Moss had disciplined defensive pressure helping the girls steady the play and bringing the ball down from the defensive end.

The girls had a three-point win over Whorouly.

Score: Goorambat 45 to Whorouly 42.

Awards: Best-on: Georgia Thomson, Josh Menzies Earthworks Cash Award; 2nd: Molly Brunner, The Good Guys; 3rd: Jenna Brunner, SportsPower Australia; and 4th: Kelsey Moss, Bill Bo Pop.


Goorambat under-15s went down to a strong Whorouly side.

The girls were down by four at the end of the second quarter, where Whorouly got away on us in the rest of the game.

Our mid-court players stood out during the game, with Charli button and Ruby Richardson receiving awards for their work together in delivering the ball to the shooters.

Along with defender Lacey carter, who showed her strength on the court.

We had 11 dedicated girls who played this weekend, and each one of them gave 100 per cent effort.

We are looking forward to improving in the second half of the season.

Awards: Best-on: Charli Button, Josh Menzies Earthworks Cash Award; 2nd: Ruby Richardson, Royal Hotel; 3rd: Lacey Carter, Amcal + Benalla; 4th: Charlie Gall, Spot 4 Icecream — Benalla; Teliha, cash award; Claudia, cash award; and Amelia, cash award.

Going for goal: Goorambat’s Molly Brunner.


It was a tough day at the office for B-Reserve, taking on a strong Whorouly side going down 59-17.

The defence worked hard getting turnovers outside the ring but the accuracy of the Whorouly shooters meant rebounding opportunities were few and far between.

While we managed to create a number of turnovers down the court, we were unable to convert those to the scoreboard on the bouncy Whorouly rings.

Best-on went to Alyssa Priest for her impressive reading of the play and clean intercepts in WD, playing with commitment and energy.

Second-best went to Kate Nolan, who once again showed her versatility in attack and defence and made the goalies work hard for every pass.

The third-best went to Jo Gall whose positive talk and encouragement on the court can be heard clearly, despite running all day in C.

Awards: Best-on: Alyssa Priest, Josh Menzies Earthworks Cash Award and Hollywood Cafe Benalla; 2nd Kate Nolan, Goorambat Club Award; and 3rd: Jo Gall, Munro and Sargeant Café.